OBITUARY

Ralph Edgar Frazier

November 23, 1937September 12, 2020
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Mr. Ralph Edgar Frazier, 82 of Leland, died Saturday, September 12, 2020 at his home.

Ralph was born November 23, 1937 in Jolo, WV and was son of the late Eslen and Rebecca Payne Frazier. He was preceded in death by a sister, Wendy Frazier, and twin brothers, Harry and Larry Frazier. Ralph was a U.S. Airforce veteran, a former member of the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department, and charter member of the Town Creek Volunteer Rescue Squad. He was a faithful and devoted member of Zion United Methodist Church for 54 years while serving in various positions. Ralph was in charge of the cemetery for Zion United Methodist Church, which was something he dearly enjoyed and took great pride in. He loved sharing his knowledge and the history of Zion with others. He retired from Federal Paper Company after 25 years of employment.

Ralph was a man of great faith and a true servant of God. Ralph touched the lives of so many. He always greeted you with a smile, a kind word, and most often a hug as well. Ralph will always be remembered for his giving heart and desire to help others; treating everyone as if they were his family and expecting nothing in return. He always received such a blessing when he was able to do for others. He will be missed by so many.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Anderson Frazier, of the home; brother, Bert Frazier, of Myrtle Beach, SC; three sisters, Phyllis Clary, of Lynchburg, VA, Marcella Arms and husband James, of Lynchburg, VA, Betty Lou Stooksbury, of KY.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at two o'clock in the afternoon at Zion United Methodist Church with Pastor Tyler Daniels officiating. Burial following in the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Rabon, Fred Miller, Buddy Malpass, Brandon Rabon, Greg Skipper, and Harvey Summerlin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Wayne Rabon, Brad Huffstetler, Dan Huffstetler, Barry Jethwa, Roque 'Rocky" Lugo, Bob Pine, Larry Sandwich, Randy Rabon and Arthur Skipper.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Mr. Ralph's caregivers for their support and compassion these past months.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery Endowment Fund, 6864 Zion Church Road NE, Leland, NC 28451.

Services will be shared on Facebook at the page for White Funeral & Cremation Services, Bolivia/Supply Chapel.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Funeral

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Kimberly Smith

September 17, 2020

Dear Frazier Family, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Ralph about 15 years ago when I started working with the United Methodist Foundation. He was a big supporter of UMF and helped establish several funds to benefit Zion UMC. So through that relationship, I go to know Mr. Ralph and loved his sense of humor. He would always joke about me having "bankers hours" and skipping out to the Bahamas with his money! He sent the Foundation staff over the years some goodies... he had BBQ sent to us via UPS from a church function one year along with buns to make a sandwich! Just the kindest man I've ever met. Loved his phone calls and was able to meet him person once when he made the trip to Raleigh for a UMF Annual meeting. But so many enjoyable conversations over the years. He was a smart man and knew his financial stuff! He will be greatly missed at the Foundation. Mr. Ralph was like a grandpa. Good advice and always had a kind word!

Sheila Spencer

September 16, 2020

Shirley,
We Love You and you will stay in our prayers!
There are to many memories to share, starting with the first time Ralph came home with you too meet the family, being my MYF leaders and family dinners. Ralph seemed to always enjoy the family gatherings and now he is at the best family gathering of all!

Call us if you need us ,love
Sheila and Hugh

Thomas Young,Jr

September 15, 2020

Ralph I will miss you, and will remember the laughter we shared. May you Rest In Peace.
Tom

Jane Crowder

September 15, 2020

Shirley our hearts are sadden by the passing of Ralph. You and him were such a wonderful couple and your faiths showed in each of you. My God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort in these times knowing that he is walking with his Lord and will be watching over you until you meet again.
Our love and prayers.
Johnny and Jane Crowder

Susan Usher

September 15, 2020

Ralph Frazier was one of the finest, most sincere and loving Christian men that I have ever known. First met Ralph and Shirley as a high school freshman attending UMYF at a church that was not only not my home church, but not even the same denomination. Was invited to attend a Brunswick Sub-District UMYF meeting and said yes, a move that has forever changed my life. At that meeting Ralph and Shirley and the Zion UMYF group, our hosts, made us so welcome. Soon I was participating in every UMYF activity at the county, district and conference level and served as sub-district president. Ralph and Shirley, and our sub-district counselor, the late Henry Goodwin, were always there to support and encourage me each step of my faith journey. The Town Creek community has lost a little bit of its heart with the loss of Ralph Frazier.

Jimmie Tatum

September 15, 2020

Town Creek United Methodist Charge of which Zion United Methodist Church was my first appointment and I was a student pastor attending UNCW. Ralph and Shirley were so helpful in making my time there a good experience. Ralph would "run off" the bulletins and both Ralph and Shirley served in various capacities faithfully. I am so grateful for their support and Christian service. Ralph now rests from his labors. He was a man that was loved by many, respected by all and a faithful Christian.

Terri Hanson

September 15, 2020

I can't express how sorry I am for the loss of Mr. Ralph. I remember when I joined Zion United Methodist Church, he and Miss Shirley were two of the first members to welcome me and my family....always so kind and giving! I loved kidding around with Mr. Ralph and always made sure to get my hug on Sunday morning. I'll always carry in my heart the memories of our jokes and laughter. I will miss you but knowing you're with God makes the loss a little easier to bear. Rest in God's peace my friend!

Esther Smith

September 15, 2020

Me. Ralph touched every life with whom he came in contact. He was a faithful, active member of Zion UMC , serving in the pulpit, the classroom, with young and old alike!
Mr. Ralph volunteered in the community and would take time to share and do in my first grade schoolroom. He was loving and patient when working with my students. He always had a smile and kind word to encourage their minds.
Mr. Ralph spoke and conducted many services for the shut-ins and nursing homes.
You will be greatly missed, Mr. Ralph.
The many precious memories you left behind will lift us up and sustain us !

Mary Ameling

September 14, 2020

Loved this man. Only knew him 13 years but we sure did have some good times. He will be missed so so very much.

Ashley Agin

September 14, 2020

Mr. Frazier has been my parents neighbors for along time. I remember going down there to use his computer and internet when I was little and in school. After I got married and had my son Jake they had become best friends. My son would help him with little things around the house. He will be greatly missed ❤️❤️

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